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UFC 88 Medical Suspensions: Liddell, Franklin, and Tavares Receive 60 Day Suspensions

Rashad Evans KO's Chuck Liddell at UFC 88Chuck Liddell, Rich Franklin, and Thiago Tavares each received 60 day medical suspensions from the Georgia Athletic and Entertainment Commission stemming from their bouts at UFC 88 “Breakthrough”.

The trio of fighters topped the list of medical suspensions issued by the GAEC for Saturday’s UFC pay-per-view event, which was held at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia and drew an official attendance of 14,736 for a live gate of $2.6 million.

Liddell has been suspended for 60 days due to his second-round main event knockout loss to Rashad Evans and must undergo a CT scan or MRI as well as a neurological evaluation before returning to the octagon.

Franklin, who defeated Matt Hamill via third-round TKO, also received a 60 day suspension due to a deep cut above his right eye. Hamill was suspended for 30 days.

Tavares, who was defeated by Kurt Pellegrino via unanimous decision in the “Fight of the Night”, must also sit out 60 days and must have a CT scan of his face for potential facial fractures.

Other notable suspensions include Martin Kampmann, who has been suspended for 30 days for precautionary reasons after suffering a knockout loss to Nate Marquardt, Mike Patt, who has been suspended for 42 days due to a nasal fracture, Ryo Chonan, who was suspended for 42 days due to facial lacerations, and Matt Brown, who was suspended for 15 days due to a cut.

The remaining fighters from the nine-bout card all received precautionary 7 day suspensions.

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